Miami Beach Convention Center
The once-highly dated convention center has re-emerged with a sleek modern design after a $620 million renovation. The exterior has an undulating design inspired by ocean waves. The project includes 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, the 60,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and the 20,000-square-foot Sunset Vista Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom has acoustic panels to improve sound quality, and LED lighting for visual interest. Six acres of parking were turned into a public park. Fentress Architects was the lead on the project, which also involved Arquitectonica and West 8.